It was announced today that due to a scheduling conflict, Jack O’Connell (Skins [UK]) has had to bow out of his role as Ethan Wate in the upcoming adaptation of the novel Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. It was also announced that Alden Ehrenreich will be taking the part instead.
In the announcement over at the Beautiful Creatures Authors website, Kami and Margaret had this to say:
“Ethan Wate himself would love that Alden goes to NYU – who knows, maybe Link and Ethan and Alden have all ridden in a subway car together? And since Alden’s last project was with Francis Ford Coppola, we are lucky to have him. But most of all – look at that face! Lena will love him!”
Filming for the adaptation is set to begin on April 16th in and around New Orleans, Louisiana.